BMW Paris Dakar replica by Svako

BMW Paris Dakar replica by Svako

With a barrage of classic BMW boxer customs gracing our screens of late, it’s easy to overlook the legendary R80 G/S. Being such an iconic motorcycle, few builders dare customize it. Especially when dealing with the über-cool Paris Dakar model with its large capacity fuel… Read more »

The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I

The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I

It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world. After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the… Read more »

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Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

After weeks of wrenching and filming, our Honda CB550F is back together. The hard work at E3 Motorcycles has paid off—and it’s time for that critical first test ride. At 6am on Thursday morning, E3’s David Browning was joined by videographer Eric Altbush to capture… Read more »

Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

By Alan Stulberg’s own admission, Revival Cycles is “the kind of shop that puts subtlety high on the list of design priorities.” It shows—Revival’s builds are typically laced with well-considered details that are easily missed at first glance. Case in point: this ’83 Ducati 650… Read more »

BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more,… Read more »

Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

The ‘new’ V7 is Moto Guzzi’s biggest sales hit of recent years, getting the nod from riders and road testers alike. It’s stylish, lightweight and well finished—the perfect retro roadster. (Editorial disclosure: I have one in my own garage.) If there’s a recurring criticism of… Read more »

Motorcycle wallpaper #12

Motorcycle wallpaper #12

Francis Ooi is a creative director from Singapore—which is not the best place to live if you are passionate about custom motorcycles. By law, Francis cannot even change the blinkers on his 1994 Ducati 900SS: Everything has to be stock. So he’s channeled his frustrations… Read more »

Helrich Customs Triumph Tiger

Helrich Customs Triumph Tiger

In a sea of customized Triumph neo-classics, it’s refreshing to see a neat, vintage example emerge now and then. Especially when it’s been rebuilt by a shop whose signature look we’ve previously referred to as “retro streetfighter.” This Triumph Tiger is the work of the… Read more »